National Adoption Week 2022
St. Francis' Children's Society
by sysadmin
1y ago
This year’s National Adoption Week (17th-23rd October 2022) focuses on exploring the experience of adoption for all parties in the Adoption Triangle – this includes adoptive families, children who are (or were previously) adopted and birth families who are impacted by adoption. The campaign addresses the benefits and impact of adoption for all parties (especially children) and the importance of adopted children understanding their life story and retaining significant relationships. The campaign also addresses some of the changes to the adoption process over the years, including eligibility cri ..read more
Visit website
What’s life like for a social worker at SFCS?
St. Francis' Children's Society
by sysadmin
2y ago
We often talk about the adoption triangle at SFCS, which refers to the adopted child, their birth family, and their adoptive family. You’ve met Sue, who deals with birth families, and you’ve met Kate, who supports adopted children in reconnecting with their birth families later in life… now meet Donna-Marie and Michelle! Donna-Marie has worked in adoption social work since 2019, and Michelle has been in the sector since 2017. They both support potential adopters on their journey to adoption – from enquiring with SFCS right through to welcoming their child home. We sat down with them to learn m ..read more
Visit website
Meet Kate
St. Francis' Children's Society
by sysadmin
2y ago
Last month we introduced you to Sue, who supports birth parents whose children have been adopted or are in the adoption process. Birth parents are just one of the three parties involved in the adoption triangle, with the adoptive parents and child being the other two. So what happens when the child, or birth parent/family member, would like to learn more about their story or perhaps reach out to their birth family? We sat down with Kate to find out… Can you tell us about what you do at SFCS?  “I’m a consultant social worker at SFCS and I deliver all of our Access to Records and intermedia ..read more
Visit website
Should you have a relationship with your adopted child’s birth parents?
St. Francis' Children's Society
by sysadmin
2y ago
When looking at the adoption triangle, you see three parties – birth parents, adoptive parents, and their child. The most important group in that triangle? The child. That’s why we encourage positive relationships between birth parents and adoptive parents… here’s how we do it.   Meeting adoptive parents It’s important for birth parents and adoptive parents to have a relationship as it creates positive parenting and has benefits for the child, or children, involved. Once adoptive parents have been selected, we introduce them to the birth parents if both parties feel comfortable to do so w ..read more
Visit website
Meet Sue!
St. Francis' Children's Society
by sysadmin
2y ago
The adoption process is often seen as a triangle, with each corner representing a different party who is affected; birth parents; adoptive parents; the child, or children, involved. At SFCS we support all three groups, with certain members of our team specialising in offering the appropriate support to each.   So, without further ado… meet Sue! Sue has experience in child social work spanning nearly three decades and worked closely with us, before joining our team, while working for the Milton Keynes local authority. She’s now been at SFCS for just over two years and spends her time offer ..read more
Visit website
BBC News – Finding a Forever Family
St. Francis' Children's Society
by sysadmin
2y ago
Watch the video (BBC iPlayer) This 12-minute BBC film on adoption showcases three very different families who have adopted ‘harder to place’ children. These are children who often wait the longest (sibling groups, ethnic minority children and those over 4 years or with experience of significant trauma). These are real families sharing their experience of the challenges and rewards of adoption – and we think they are all heroes! The post BBC News – Finding a Forever Family appeared first on St. Francis' Children's Society ..read more
Visit website
Stepping Into 2022
St. Francis' Children's Society
by sysadmin
2y ago
As we exit 2021, we are conscious that this has been another immensely challenging year for so many people. But there is also cause for celebration, as we look back on all the positive outcomes we’ve achieved for adopters and vulnerable children. The year began with our third lockdown, followed by the 4 step ‘Roadmap’ and ongoing restrictions to limit the spread of Coronavirus. By this time our staff had worked really hard to further develop our online offering and hybrid working model, which had initially been set up quite quickly. We have strived to continue to deliver top quality services i ..read more
Visit website
Covid Update: Oct 2021
St. Francis' Children's Society
by sysadmin
2y ago
As we move into the winter period once more, we wanted to update you on how we will continue to work for the time being. Whilst all restrictions are still lifted, we continue to adopt a measured and considered approach to re-opening, like many other organisations in our position. Case numbers are beginning to rise again as expected towards the winter period, and we want to ensure that all staff, adopters and other services users feel safe.  We will therefore not be making any significant changes to how we operate for until early 2022. Staff are still mostly working from home, with oc ..read more
Visit website
Remember a Charity Week
St. Francis' Children's Society
by Vicky Hunt
2y ago
Today marks the start of Remember a Charity Week, and SFCS is taking the opportunity to encourage our friends and supporters to consider leaving a legacy to support vulnerable children and their families in the years to come. Remember A Charity Week raises awareness of the importance of gifts in Wills to good causes across the UK. It provides an opportunity for everyone to take a moment to consider leaving a gift to charity in their Will, after providing for family and friends. Every year in England up to 4,000 children are waiting to be adopted. These children will have faced many more challe ..read more
Visit website
Covid Update: July 2021
St. Francis' Children's Society
by Vicky Hunt
3y ago
In light of the recent relaxation of Covid restrictions on Monday 19th July, we wanted to update you on how we will be working over the coming weeks. Please be assured, we continue to welcome new adoption enquiries and provide high-quality services and support to all of our adopters and other service-users. Whilst all restrictions have been lifted, we are adopting a measured and considered approach to re-opening, like many other organisations in our position. Case numbers are rising significantly in our region, and we want to ensure that all staff, adopters and other services users feel s ..read more
Visit website

Follow St. Francis' Children's Society on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR